Isaac Mizrahi Kicks Off National Theater/Book Tour At McCarter Theater
The one-and-only Isaac Mizrahi - celebrated fashion icon, singer, raconteur - will bring his singular talent, humor and charm to the McCarter Theater Center stage (91 University Place, Princeton, NJ) for one-night-only on Friday, March 1st as he kicks off a national tour with a brand new show, I&ME, in conjunction with the release of his memoir I.M., to be published by Flatiron Books on February 26, it has been announced by the tour's producer Arnold Engelman.
Mr. Mizrahi will be accompanied on stage by the dazzling Ben Waltzer Jazz Quartet, a first-rate combo that has backed up the beloved fashion designer in recent years as he has turned to performing cabaret shows in NYC and across the country. In fact, The New York Times has called Mr. Mizrahi a "founding father of Alt Cabaret."
I&ME is a cabaret revue including stories, songs and even a very comical, audience participation re-gift segment. The show is a fun, casual and meaningful look at life through Isaac's eyes, from growing up gay in a small Jewish community in Brooklyn to scaling the heights of fashion as one of the world's most popular and beloved designers.
Tickets to I&ME at the McCarter will go on sale Wednesday, January 16. Tickets range in price from $50 to $25 and can be purchased by phone at 609 258 2787 or online at www.mccarter.org. Or also online at www.helloisaac.com.
Following its debut at McCarter, I&ME will continue across the U.S. and Canada, visiting cities in the month of March: Toronto, Danforth Music Hall (March 4); Boston, Wilbur Theatre (March 5); Chicago, Thalia theatre (March 6); Vancouver, Rio Theatre (March 18); Seattle, Neptune theater (March 19); Portland, Revolution Hall (March 20); and San Francisco, Regency Ballroom (March 22).
I&ME is produced by Westbeth Entertainment, IME and Generate.
Isaac Mizrahi has worked extensively in the entertainment industry as a performer, host, writer, designer and producer for over 30 years. He is the subject and co-creator of UNZIPPED, a documentary following the making of his Fall 1994 collection, which received an award at the Sundance Film Festival. He hosted his own television talk show "The Isaac Mizrahi Show" for seven years, has written two books and has made countless appearances in movies and on television. He currently serves as a judge on "Project Runway: All-Stars."
Mr. Mizrahi is the Chief Designer for the Isaac Mizrahi brands, a division of Xcel Brands, Inc. In 2009, he launched his lifestyle collection, "ISAACMIZRAHILIVE!" on QVC. His IMNYC collection is currently sold at Lord & Taylor and Hudson's Bay Company.
Isaac has directed productions of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC and THE MAGIC FLUTE for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Annually, he directs and narrates his production of the children's classic PETER AND THE WOLF at The Guggenheim Museum in NYC. He has performed cabaret at Café Carlyle, Joe's Pub, West Bank Café and City winery and other locations across the country.
Mizrahi has his own Production Company, Isaac Mizrahi Entertainment, under which he has several projects in development in television, theatre and literature. His memoir "IM" is due on bookshelves nationwide on February 26 (Flatiron Books).
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